The Adula is located between Ticino and Grisons and with an altitude of 3402m the highest peak in the Italian part of Switzerland. View of the various alpine environments: the 4000-meter peaks of the Valais and Bernese, the Central Alps, the Tödi massif, the cradle of Swiss alpinism, the Bernina massif and the Po Valley up to Monte Rosa. The Adula is a great mountaineering classic in the region.
The mountain is located in the central main Alpine ridge between the Lukmanier Pass and San Bernardino. It dominates the region and is the alpine link between the Italian, German and Romansh languages. The Adula has four mountain ridges and large valleys – these are important tributary basins of the Rhine and Ticino, hence the German name Rheinwaldhorn.
The mountain range, which rises in a fin shape from north to south, culminates in our summit: a pyramid-shaped glacier. The northern slope with its glacier mantle dominates the landscape. Equally impressive, but completely ice-free, is the southern slope, where a steep wall breaks off into the upper Val Malvaglia.
The normal, direct route to this summit undoubtedly leads via the Capanna Adula UTOE, which can be reached from Val Carassina. From our hut you can follow in an equally practical way the so-called Via Malvaglia variant on the south-western ridge line, which makes the ascent a varied circular route made of rock and ice.
TICINO MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION BRINGS YOU TO THE SUMMIT OF THE ADULA